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Should the Rays trade Chris Archer?

The Rays are a selling team, but are they willing to trade him?

Chris Archer

Chris Archer | AP

In last season's market there were many teams interested in selling and very few buyers, so the value of the players right now is surprisingly low in the trade market.

But in this case, it seems that the sellers will be the winners and one of them would be the Tampa Bay Rays, who could eventually send Chris Archer to a new team. According to information from Ken Rosenthal of MLB.com, the Tampa team would be forced by the interest in the pitcher to trade him.

 

Despite this, the team would not be so happy to trade Archer because of the affordability of their contract. Archer has a contract of 7.5 million dollars for 2019 and two options for 8.5 million dollars in 2020 and 2021.

Probably the Rays do not get what was handled by him in past seasons as his level has been declining and injuries have hit this campaign. Archer has a 4.24 ERA in 13 starts this season.